Wednesday, April 23, 2008

From Poteet to Port Aransas

My goodness April has been a busy month, and now getting you all caught up is a task which is entirely too daunting. Why do I always do this? Now, I have a bazillion things I could tell you about what we have been doing, and a bazillion pictures I could post. I will try to keep it to the basics. Marcus had a week off, and we LOVED it.
To start off the week, we went to a little town called Poteet, TX (say it with a Texas accent, it's rather fun) for their annual strawberry harvest festival. Strawberries galore: strawberry pie, strawberry icecream, strawberry shortcake, you name it. We also got to see a rodeo in Poteet, (are you not surprised?) and had a blast. We went with our good friends the Joneses and finally reached home about 10:00pm with four sleeping kids and bellies full of yummy treats. Then, on Monday we had a few neighborhood friends over for Jack's fourth b-day. Jack could hardly contain himself he was so excited. He really wanted a superhero party, so yours truly sewed 10 superman capes, and we had a house full of little super heroes. I dressed Marcus up in a silly costume, took a picture and made a "Wanted" sign, telling the kids that I heard there was a "Cake stealer" in the area that wanted our cake. Then, while the kids were inside Marcus went and got his costume on and ran around in the backyard untill one of the kids spotted him. I gave each kid a bottle of silly string and they all sprayed the Cake Stealer for a good 15 minutes. It was hilarious and so much fun. Then on Wednesday we packed up the car with our bikes and headed off to the beach. We went to a little costal town called Port Aransas on Mustang island, right off the coast of Texas. It was only about 2 and a half hour drive, and we got to take a ferry to get onto the island (which Jack thought was awsome that our car got to go on a boat). We rode our bikes all around the town, and played on the beach for two days straight. Eliza thought she was in heaven strutting around the beach and getting as sandy as she could. We had a great trip, and will definately go back many times.




So that is what we have been up to lately. Sorry I am such a sporadic poster! I hope you all still peek at our blog every now and then to see what we have been up to. For some reason my whole blog roll got erased off of my blog!! It was so frustrating. I love looking at all of your blogs, even if I am not the best at leaving comments. Love you all!



18 comments:

BrianJ said...

You have no idea how sad this line made me: "We went with our good friends the Joneses...."

Still, it's great to see your family having fun!

Dawn said...

What a fun vacation! I love it when they have time off! Jack's party looks like a big hit. Marcus is a great sport to do that for the kids! Almost one year down for you guys! YEAH!!!

Sara Jean said...

I wish I could have come to Jack's party! Sounds like a blast. I sure miss your cute kiddos! Jack is looking so grown up.

Dakin said...

Looks like a really fun party...wish we could've come! We were just out on the WPK playground tonight reminiscing about what a fun kid Jack was to have around. Boy do we miss you guys!

Rachel said...

Bec! I'm loving the birthday table! So cute! Plus, the beach shot of you and the kids goes down in history. It looks like it was taken in the 70's. Your kids will treasure that photo for sure! I can't get over the superman party. Way to keep it simple and still make a statement. You are so talented!!

Fowler family said...

Holy smokerooos! You are a superwoman! I can't believe all those capes you made! How cool is that? Man, what a stinkin' awesome birthday party- everyone gets their very own cape? Can't get over it.

You Ramptons are so much fun!!!

Anna said...

Totally cute pictures Rebecca!!! We miss you guys.

esmiley said...

Sounds like a great week! I LOVED those capes you made. You are awesome Becca. I'm sure Jack LOVED his party! And I loved Eliza's swimming suit! Where do you find such cute suits?

Cassie said...

You are the cutest mommmy ever. The party looks amazing. I wish I had a superman cape! AND your vacation looks like fun too. good job for taking some time out to just enjoy life! :)

Lisa Rampton Halverson said...

What a super fun superhero party. Isn't there a photo of Marcus in a cape that you're supposed to post?!

Love seeing the photos of the kids!

Becca said...

You are the best mom ever! I can't believe the superhero party. Only you. You guys are so darn cute at the beach too. Did jack think the shark was fun? Tyler thought that was pretty cool. I wish I would have known about the strawberry festival. Sounds yummy. Maybe next year.

Jen and Johnny said...

Fun Fun Fun!!! What a blast!!! That Superman party looked like so much fun!!!! What a GREAT idea!!! What a fun get away too!!!

Lisa O said...

I had fun just saying "Poteet to Port Aransas" out loud. :) Love all the pictures!

Katie said...

I am so glad that you updated! It looks like you guys have been having a great time. We were thinking of Jack on his birthday. What a fun party!!! Is your next vacation planned to Rochester? I hope so. Love you lots!:)

Joan Koplin said...

OMGosh! BEC! That birthday pic is out of Martha's REAL SIMPLE magazine! You are AMAZING. I could not adore it more. I am TOTALLY stealing that idea and putting it in my back pocket for now.
Did Jack get his birthday card from us? Did he like his Thomas pictures at all? :)
You look amazing, by the way...super, tan, sexy mom on the beach with her two little gems.

Carrie said...

Jack is sooo big!! I can't believe he's four!! I'm totally diggin the Superman capes!! How fun was that! Hey, is that the pink blanket that we gave Eliza??

emilyanne said...

yea, the super hero party is fantastic! I played super heroes with henry the other night and we just tied blankets around ourselves--not so cool, but functional nonetheless :)
We MISS you guys! thanks for showing us such a good time last weekend.
Kisses!!

The Jones--trying to keep up said...

Super fun Rebecca! I'm still so sad that Shay couldn't make it to the Super Hero party. Looks like it was a blast! I was hoping to see the Cake Stealer's picture to make sure he doesn't show up at our house...or try to trick everyone by growing a mustache.